Diving from a boat – advice from the experts

Joshua Shankle and his wife, Rachel offer their thoughts on diving from a boat. Both are experienced divers and sailors. They are currently mid-pacific on a world cruise As cruisers, we can find ourselves in some of the most beautiful places this world has to offer. But more often than not, the real magic lies […]

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Best snorkel kit for exploring beneath the waves

  It’s one of the great pleasures of cruising to explore the elements below you and for those of us not wanting to shell out on full-blown diving kit, picking up the best snorkel kit is the easy and cheap way to take a look below the surface. When cruising in the tropics – or […]

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Best Fishing Kayaks: 7 boats to serve the needs of any angler

A kayak is about the most versatile small craft you can own. Here’s how to get maximum use out of seven models that run the gamut from kayaks designed specifically for fishing to a few general-purpose paddlers. The author’s Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 is an all-purpose sit-on-top kayak outfitted for fishing. When my wife and […]

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8 of the best coastal lifejackets in head-to-head test

We test eight of the best coastal lifejackets available right now to see which comes out top in a series of real-world criteria… Photos: Fox Morgan / Paul Quagliana A lifejacket is a lifejacket is a lifejacket, right? They all conform to a similar set of safety standards (ISO 12402-3 for coastal/non-harness or 12401 for […]

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